Handmade Block-Printed Tablecloth from India from MyMela

MyMela’s Silver Speckle Red Tablecloth makes me want to throw an impromptu dinner party. . .or a romantic meal for 2. 

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This tablecloth really speaks to me—I love the colour combination, the feel of the fabric, and the fact that it is handmade. Greg and I spent half a year in India in 2003/2004, and one of the things I most remember is the time we spent touring a textile museum. During the tour we learnt all about the different printing techniques used in India. My favourite printing technique that we learnt about is block printing, like what is used to create the patterns on this tablecloth.

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Silver raindrops shower on this lovely light-weight cotton tablecloth with a tomato red background and intricate silver border.
• Approx. size: 90″L x 60″W

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What I love about handmade products is the imperfections. Mass-produced items look too uniform, without any interesting details.

Rakesh Hand Printers is a family business that specializes in hand block printed textiles. It is named after Rakesh Anchara, the youngest of three generations of textile printers. Anchara’s family started the business in a small township called Sanganer on the outskirts of Jaipur, the bustling capital of Rajasthan. Sanganer is renowned for its ethnic textile products and it is here that Anchara works with 5 other artisans to create beautiful hand blockprinted bed covers, cushion covers, tablecloths, runners and napkins.

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MyMela products are great for gift-giving ideas. With your gift you’ll be supporting a family handicraft businesses. If you sign up for a newsletter you can receive 20% off your next order! Check out MyMela for lots of great gift and home ideas. Connect with MyMela on Facebook and Twitter.

I was provided a tablecloth for review. I was not compensated in any other way.

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Comments

  1. How beautiful! My sister in law would love something like this!
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  2. jct6878 says:

    Gorgeous! I could really use something like this! We are always entertaining…
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  3. So beautiful! I know a few people who'd love these!